- Odion Ighalo scores 7th and 8th goal of the season as Al Shabab beat Al Ittihad 2-0 in the Saudi Arabia league
- With his brace, the former Man United striker, is the present top scorer in the Saudi Arabia league with eight goals
- Ighalo won the September player of the month award in the Saudi Arabia league after scoring three goals
Former Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has made scoring a habit in Saudi Arabia after bagging a brace in Al Shabab morale-boosting 2-0 victory away to fellow title challengers Al Ittihad on Friday, October 22.
The former Man United star put up a man-of-the-match performance as he found the back of the net in both halves to help Al Shabab secure their fourth win this season after nine games.
Ighalo's first strike came in the 22nd minute after a nice exchange of passes.
The 32-year-old received a low cross from the left before slotting past Brazil’s Marcelo Grohe in goal for the host.
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Ighalo then ensured the three points were safe for Al Shabab in the 68th-minute as he again received a pass but this time from the right before slotting home for his eighth goal in nine league matches.
With his brace, the striker is the present top scorer in the Saudi Arabia league with eight goals.
Al Ittihad were the league leaders and had stayed unbeaten at home ahead of the encounter at the Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium in Jeddah.
They now find themselves in the second position on the log with 17 points, one point behind table-toppers Damac and two points ahead Ighalo's Al Shabab, who occupy the third position with 15 points.
Recall that Ighalo claimed the September player of the month award in Saudi Arabia league after scoring three goals in three league games.
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He has now matched that tally in as many matches in October.
Odion Ighalo spotted eating lavish meal along with exotic wine
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Al-Shabab of Saudi Arabia striker Odion Ighalo was spotted eating lavishly while listening to a comical motivational message that talks about ‘enjoyment’.
The former Super Eagles striker was spotted 'downing' French fries as well as other assorted dishes as he was captured in his usual smiles.
An exotic bottle of wine could also be seen on the table while the former Manchester City striker seemed to have enjoyed his meal all alone.
A voice could be heard delivering a perfect ‘enjoyment’ rendition which suits the moment the striker devoured the meal.